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in their own ways, they're both like frank sceffington, this is who they are, what they do. last night, unlike frank sceffington, they both won their last hoorahs. that's "hardball" for now. "all in" with chris hayes starts right now. good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes, we have a big show for you tonight. the supreme court has issued a unanimous ruling on the side of common sense, we will pop open the champagne later in the show. tonight we begin in mississippi, where failed tea party insurgent chris mcdaniel has yet to concede in the republican primary for u.s. senate. after losing the runoff election last night, in a surprise upset victory for incumbent thad cochran who's political life appears to be saved by a last ditch effort on part of his campaign to reach out to black
democratic voters. turnout in last night's runoff in the state's counties was up nearly 40% from the primary earlier this month. turnout in the rest of the counties was up just 16%. suggesting cochran's margin of victory was provided by black democrats. one such voter telling the new york times, you're going to get one of the white guys in there, you have to make a choice. the strangeness of the spectacle of a white republican sep septegenarian -- the color line we've come to think as so strong is much more porous and tangled than we think. all this week, we've been looking at precisely this truth in america. exploring the color line in the 21st century in the ways it defies our expectations. tonight we have a very special investigative piece that takes a look inside one of the most segregated cities in america.
a city whose new mayor is battling the legacy of the racial strength. >> i want to know why they have to kill him. why? that's what goes in my head each and every day when i wake up. >> reporter: this is a story about a murder that disappeared and the city it disappeared in. chicago, illinois. alice groves daughter was found dead inside this abandoned warehouse in july 2013. the police report indicates that the body of tiara groves was found naked and decomposing. she was just 20 years old. the cook county medical examiner's office could not determine the specific cause, so
it determined the death a homicide. they also noted recent heroin and alcohol use which contributed to but was not an underlying cause of her death. one homicide in a city where every year there are hundreds. chicago is a city that is segregated both among the living and the dead. you can't look at the crime rate here without seeing the legacy of segregation and its enduring power. >> you don't see crime, you don't hear about crime in downtown chicago or the north sides of the city. and when it happens, it's so high profile, it gets dealt with immediately. south and west sides, people live with crime, violence on a damely basis. if you're not in those 2345ibds, and you don't live in those neighborhoods you don't know about it, it doesn't matter, it doesn't happen. >> chicago didn't become one of america's most segregated cities by accident. it was designed that way. >> chicago is segregated because
people in power decided chicago would be segregated. you had a red line, you have these maps that were produced by the federal government. housing loans were given based on these maps. >> in the 20th century, they separated people of color from white neighborhoods. the devastation can be seen even today in the relationship between those communities and the people charged with keeping them safe. >> there's a long history of mistrust between african-americans and the police department. it dates back to the '60s when there was a lot of police brutality, when mark clark and fred hampton was shot to death. >> the head of the black panthers of illinois was killed today in chicago. >> and the torture cases. >> the case of chicago police commander fired from his job by
torturing people with an electrical shock box. >> the consequence of citizens not believing in their own police force can lead to a maddening cycle of mistrust and crime. policing a city overwhelmed by guns and gangs has proved to be an extraordinarily difficult job. i sat down with the man trying to tackle the city's crime problem, chicago mayor rahm emmanuel. >> in some of the neighborhoods you're talking about, the people in the community know who committed the crimes. if you want the safety you desire, you have to live by a moral code, not a code of silence. >> you can complain to the chicago police all you want. look in the mirror and say, what are you doing for it? >> chicago was run by two mayor daleys, father and son. the younger daly is credited with bringing a resurgence of commerce and stability to the
city. on his watch, the city's population shrank. during his last decade in office, poverty decreased. chicago was never able to see the dramatic decreases of crime like seen in new york city. >> chicago ans have a new mayor elect tonight. rahm emmanuel, former white house chief of staff, former congressman. >> rahm emmanuel campaigned on bringing crime down and moved quickly to bring on a new superintendent of police gary mccarthy. meanwhile, the city many were calling the murder capital of the country with its new high profile mayor had attracted the attention of the conservative media. >> the numbers do not favor rahm emmanuel. the number of homicides in chicago, the same time this year
to last year, up 39%. >> it doesn't seem like mayor emmanuel has a grasp of the situation. >> rahm emmanuel who's supposed to be this star, obama's go-to guy, it's gotten worse under his leadership. >> a year and a half into his tenure, leading a city with a crime problem over 50 years in the making, rahm emmanuel was now responsible for chicago, and all the troubles that had come to nest. when the city counted the bodies in 2012, the number was staggering, over 500 homicides. the new year came and things got even worse. january 2013 ended with a high profile death of a 15-year-old honor student. >> family and friends are mourning the death of 15-year-old hideyah penned elton. >> just last week she was in washington for the inauguration, a member of her high school
drill team. >> it shouldn't have been her. it shouldn't have been anyone, but especially not her. >> you look at her, you look at how she talked about her future, she took her final exams. she had dreams. she is what is best in our city. >> it was a headline grabbing wakeup call. >> no mother, no father should ever have to experience this. >> michelle obama was there to comfort a community still in shock and a mother in the grips of grief. >> nowhere in this country is the problem of gun violence more dramatic than in the president's hometown. >> but then things started to turn around. >> we had a good first quarter and good second quarter. everyone said, it's really the third quarter in the summer that's going to determine how we're doing. in june and july murders were down. same for august. >> down to the lowest numbers since 1965. shootings down 24%. >> we're not declaring victory,
we're not declaring success, we're declaring progress. >> that progress continued culminating in a year end press conference announcing a different jaw dropping reality. >> chicago is on track to have the lowest violent crime rate since 1972, and the lowest overall crime rate since 1972. and the lowest murder rit since 1967. >> even those neighborhoods with the most shootings and murders, police statistics indicate the violent crime rate has fallen. a new problem for city officials is that affected residence don't believe the numbers. >> there's still people getting killed and shot every day. >> do i think it's safer? i think it's about the same. >> i go out during the daytime, and i'm home at night. >> we're not going to rest until people feel the reality of these numbers. >> days later, the chicago police department reclassified
the homicide of tiara rhodes as a death not counted in 2013's homicide numbers. and the groves family is still waiting for answers. >> it's just, it's a nightmare, she's just gone. just like that, she's gone. i tell everybody to cherish their loved ones while they can. because it's like she's just -- just totally disappeared out of our life, she's gone. she's just gone. her family says the police never told them they were reclassifying her death. >> is there any point where the police come back to you, the detectives come back and say, actually, we've determined that we don't have sufficient evidence to determine this a homicide, we're reclassifying it
as a death investigation? did they ever say that to you? >> no, no one -- >> no one comes to you and says this is not a homicide. >> never. >> we're so sorry. >> nope. >> we just can't do it? >> no. nobody come tell me nothing. nothing at all. it's just like, she was a piece of trash that's thrown away. >> the family first found out that her death was no longer listed as a homicide because of a two-part investigation by chicago magazine reporters david bernstein and noah isaacsohn. they documented ten people, including tiara groves were beaten, burned, suffocated or shot to death in 2013 and who were not included in the official homicide numbers for, in the words of the reporters, illogical or at best, unclear reasons. as we drove around chicago, i asked what prompted them to look into the city's crime rates in the first place? >> we had been going for some time, to some community policing
meetings, which they hold regularly around -- in the various communities around the city. and there are more and more residents were starting to fill up these meetings, and starting to say, i was a victim of a crime, or i witnessed a crime, or i know this will crime happened or this crime happened and we're very afraid. and the police would take out a piece of paper mostly and read off the stats. burglaries are down 17%, robberies are down 20%. trust the stats, and people weren't seeing these stats. >> they're looking into it now. >> in what chicago magazine found according to their nearly 40 police sources, is a department where some abeer to be engaged in a widespread practice of misclassifying other crimes too. and in some cases, making them go away all together. >> the majority of them, we were directed to from sources. people who said, hey, you want to take a look at this one. and it began from there.
>> over the last 20 years, more and more cities have adopted a data driven method of policing and crime record keeping called comstat. it was first adopted citywide in new york in 1994. it maps crime trends and holds local commanders accountable at weekly meetings. >> the broken windows theory and drug enforcement, i believe that those are the three main reasons why crime is down as dramatically as it is. >> gary mccarthy is a veteran of comstat. he oversaw the program when he worked in the nypd, and he continued to use comstat, when he ran the police department in newark. then in 2011, he brought his approach to chicago. >> if you've been paying attention, what we've been doing in the police department, we've been putting resources into the
hands of district commanders and holding them accountable. and the method by which we hold them accountable is something called comstat. >> chicago magazine reported that brand of accountability has unintended consequences. >> let's remember that comstat existed here before superintendent mccarthy. he brought his brand of comstat here, when he's calling out publicly the district commanders and sort of ripping on them in a public forum, they're going to go back, and the message is going to be to their guys, we can't have this next month. so it becomes a sort of culture within the department where crime can only go one way, and that's down. >> what is the pressure -- one of the things -- you saw this if you watched "the wire." if you ever reported on a big city police department. it's not like people are going, oh, let's fudge this. if pressure comes from the top,
and there's so many opportunities throughout the department to just nudge something over into a category. if every individual person is accountable for their numbers, every individual person has the incentive to do that nudging whenever they can, right? >> it's so easy. and not only -- there's a trickle down effect. at the top of the chain of command has to report to the mayor. and the pressure comes in various ways at every little rung of that ladder. >> and that pressure, according to chicago magazine's report, was allegedly affecting the crime stats. >> that's what we were hearing inside the department, that a panel had been sort of assembled to review cases that weren't necessarily clear cut homicides. some homicides are clear cut and those are very difficult to fudge. the ones we saw, and there was a pattern with many of these
cases, there were cases where the victim's body may have been decomposed, the medical examiner may have determined the person was killed but by unspecified means, so they exploited some of these uncertainties to some degree to keep them off the books. >> a couple days after chicago report reported, the chicago police department pushed back. >> i want to get your reaction to a chicago magazine report which accuses the chicago police department of reclassifying homicides in a way to skew the numbers to make it look as though violent crime is dropping. what's your reaction to that story? >> it's nonsense. it's absolute nonsense. we wrote a 26 point 12 page response to that magazine article. >> that written response calls the magazine's report asinine,
inaccurate and misleading. it presents the department's rebuttal on each of the specific cases detailed in the report. in the case of tiara groves, victim groves was experiencing medical distress earlier in the day. it goes on to stress it remains an active investigation. we continue to believe the case is suspicious, but do not have enough information to prove her death was a murder and to classify it as such. however, the chicago police department did confirm to "all in" that the tiara groves case was reclassified from a homicide to a noncriminal death investigation. they weren't the only ones looking into chicago's crime stats. the city's inspector general just finished an audit of 383 assault cases. >> on the basis of the specific things we looked at.
we didn't see any basis to think that the books were being cooked. >> the inspector general did find some errors in the police department's 2012 data. some crimes were reported by incident rather than by the number of victims involved. >> a shooting happens, nonfatal shooting happens on a corner -- on a saturday in june. eight people are shot. spray of gunfire. that's going into the system as what crime? >> correct. >> that's not one crime from the perspective of the fbi. if you're one of those victims or three of those victims, you're not thinking about it as one crime. >> you could absolutely think of it as eight crimes, there's eight victims. i'm not sure there is a particular value to be placed on which way you reported. what was important to us was, once that information flowed into a victim based reporting rubric, that it be done
accurately. when people are looking at the victim based reporting numbers, they're getting what actually occurred. eight people had been shot. it's eight separate incidents. >> about a quarter of chicago's aggravated assault and battery cases in 2012 failed to get counted in chicago police statistics reported to the fbi. that incident based accounting method predates rahm emmanuel, it was flagged as incorrect by the inspector general. the chicago p.d. has begun a review process to fix it. looking beyond that reporting error, the mayor says he's proud of his administration's record of reducing crime. >> overall crime has declined as homicide lows in '71. >> how did that happen? the drop is dramatic. >> we have a strategy that came out, working with president clinton on the '94 crime bill. simply put, it's about putting more police on the street.
doing community policing, and getting kids, guns and drugs off the street. >> there was this big investigative piece by chicago magazine two parts, questioning the stats, basically, saying we talked to -- we have cops aknown mousily saying, they call it the washington machine. cases of individual homicides, appeared they should have been classified as such. do you have full faith of these statistics? >> absolutely. the superintendent of the police department leadership, very focused on intelligence, data driven focus, through different methods and you can't do what you need to do, the numbers are being messed with. even the inspector general has complimented the chicago police department for the integrity. it doesn't mean you can't focus on if there are challenges all the time. but on the basic thrust and integrity of the numbers, absolutely. >> we had seen in other cities this has happened, in which
pressure has brought to bear, comstat is introduced and there's a cascade of pressure. >> let me say this. i'm firm about the integrity of any data, whether it's financial crime or educational or any area. you're making decisions, that information, integrity and the appreciation of that. if that was the case, somebody else would have been playing with the 2012 numbers. what 2012 relates to, what 2013s numbers are. i don't buy that. >> many in the city government want some clarification on those numbers. more than a third of the city council has signed on to two different resolutions calling for hearings into the city's crime stats. one alderman represents a relatively affluent neighborhood. he tells me he doesn't believe the stats. >> i think what happened, they
started playing with the numbers, in the way they were keeping the stats. >> you think the statistics are not true? >> i don't think they're true. i don't think the way they've portrayed them from the police department is true, and i don't think the way the mayor has handled the issue or tried to put this veneer on it is right either. >> i've heard from officers who have said -- and some of them are retired, who said, we were supposed to meet certain numbers and that's what we were told to do, and that's what we did. just to make sure things kept going. to me that says a lot about what's going on. that's just in the last few years, if that's not true, i want the superintendent to come before the public and say it. >> the superintendent is recovering from a heart attack and on medical leave. i did get to talk with one of his top deputies, the chief of crime control strategies for chicago p.d. >> we've been speaking with elected officials. we speak to anybody in the public, we speak to the press. we invite anyone to take a look at what we're doing and explain
it piece by piece, ensure that they know the chicago police department and the city of chicago is putting accurate numbers out there and we know it, we know we are, and we would welcome that and any kind of review by the city council, if they're going to do that, we would be happy to explain to them. >> i asked the chief to explain why tiara groves death was classified from a homicide to a nonkrim nat death investigation. you said there was some new information that came through to investigators that prompted this classification? >> yeah, we review all homicide, murder cases. we do a review, we look at the evidence. ien cat go into the detail. >> understood. >> but there could be new information that comes in from the m.e.'s office, and that specific -- i'm not going to talk specifics to this case, but we could have findings that come back out, new evidence, witnesses, and as we tie the case together. we could take that investigation to make it a murder or we can go the other way. we can reclassify it in a
different direction. and as i said, this is still a death investigation, so it can at one time maybe be classified as a murder again. >> in a series of conversations with "all in" cpd insisted their crime statistics are above board, but that they are running possibly the most transparent police department in the nation. to this day, tiara groves case can't be found in the city's crime data portal, she disappeared from her home in july of last year, and her case disappeared from the city's database five months later. after decades of segregation, high crime and poverty and mistrust, the chicago police department and the city's new mayor still have a lot to prove to those like alice groves who live on the wrong side of the city's color line. >> the only thing we want them to do is put it back as a homicide and get back on their job. reclassify it back and get back on their job.
>> in the course of reporting this story, we had long zhangs with the chicago police department to make sure we were fairly representing their side of the story. i got to interview someone from the department who heads up crime control strategies, and he responded to the questions raised by our report. that interview is next. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you can't stand the heat, get off the test track.
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of control, in terms of keeping the stats, keeping the numbers, and what's real out there on the street. >> alderman scott weiss introduced a resolution to the city council calling for hearings on the reliability of the chicago police department's crime numbers. and for the superintendent to testify on them. he and some of his constituents are skeptical about whether the drop in crime you're hearing about is showing up in their neighborhoods. i got an opportunity to speak with one of the chicago police superintendents top deputies who's in charge of the department's crime control strategies. i began by asking him what strategies the department has deployed to bring crime down. >> it begins with leadership, it begins with accountability. we have a comstat system that's been put in place. we flattened the organization, and there's several different strategies involved. coupled with programs that come from mayor rahm emmanuel to address at risk youth and youth
overall. we work with all of the city agencies, the community, we are working with the clergy and the elected officials. and i think that as a whole has helped us reduce the violence. i think everybody has skin in the game, and because of that, it's helped us reduce the violence. >> it's a more comprehensive strategy in terms of policing combined with opportunities for at-risk youth kind of all working together? >> yes, absolutely. we can't go this alone. the more inclusive we are and more trans parent about what we're doing, this is why we're having some of the successes we're having in chicago. >> you talked about the comstat program. chicago had comstat before the superintendent came in and the new mayor came in. are there changes to the way you guys are employing that data or using the data to monitor your resources under mayor rahm im
emmanuel and superintendent mccarthy? >> yes, i believe every department has accountability programs, but it wasn't run the same way we're running it now. we model it after the new york city program. and basically the experience of superintendent mccarthy and myself being veterans of the nypd. we brought it here to chicago, we put the right leadership in place, we put accountability to the leadership and given them decisions to make, and giving the resources at the district level. and we give them the authority to make the decisions and hold them accountable to that. >> that's been a little bit of a change where it's not being driven top down or hold them accountable. but we're giving them the resources to make a difference within the crime and local areas. >> one of the criticisms that's been leveled in other cities this was true in new york, particularly the beginning of its adoption, the pressure to meet quotas and numbers, the kind of berating that district commanders would get if they had a high spike crime for a week.
that would push down the organization and give incentive for beat cops to try to fudge, try to downgrade things, try to make sure the numbers lined up with what the bosses wanted in a way that didn't reflect what's happening in the street. how do you guard against that kind of gaming? >> well, the one thing is, we're as transparent as possible. if you have crime, you have problems in your community. it gets the commanders in trouble, it's not knowing where the crime is and not having a plan to deal with it. we have to make sure they are accountable to what's happening. we have safeguards in place through a process, there's checks and balances, as far as where crimes are classified and it's reviewed at different stages to make sure that nobody's downgrading crime and we keep the integrity of the numbers. >> the integrity of the numbers have been questioned by this big chicago magazine two-part
report. your department felt it wasn't worth the paper it was printed on, pushed back hard. there are members of city council who are asking for an audit or a superintendent to come before the city council and explain the numbers. how do you convince the people of chicago and the city council of chicago that these numbers are what they appear to be? >> i think it begins -- i talked about it already, the transparency, we probably lead the nation in transparency data that we push out to the public. we voluntarily share it, we do it day by day, week by week, year by year, and that's on a data portal that's online, and the public can see this information block by block, district by beat, by area, and we welcome anybody to take a look at those numbers do a comparative analysis. the only way we're going to get better is to have accurate data. >> there's been a history of a lot of disrupt between the chicago police department and a lot of the communities that the department is tasked with
policing, that sends back decades, it's a product of a lot of things that have nothing to do with you or your boss or the mayor. where do you see the department in in progress of bridging that mistrust. >> we have police legitimacy that the whole department is being trained in. this is almost a sensitivity training how we deal with the public. we're trying to bridge that gap. same police officers on the same beats every day, the accountability we put in place to assure the citizens of chicago are getting the service from the police officers and they're being treated fairly. because of that, it's going to take a little while, we have a lot of work to do, we've made some strides in the chicago police department. we have a way to go to bring trust down for others.
>> do you know if the department contacted the family of tiara groves to let them know there had been a change to the classification of this case and keep them abreast of that? >> i would rather not answer that. i mean, the aspects of this case, it's not good for me to talk about for obvious reasons. >> understood. >> but we do stay in touch with the victim's families. we keep them updated as the status of the cases, and we're actively investigating this case at this time. >> chief tracy who was canneded in that interview having a long way to go. coming up, we'll talk to someone who covered crime in the city of chicago for years to get his take on this. stay tuned. ♪
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speaks nor itself. who is you people. you people mean my family. what i mean, my family, nationality, okay. you people, our nationality is african-american, black it speaks for itself. >> when it comes to talking about crime and policing, you cannot escape the shadow that race casts over it. some parts of the city are mostly white and quite safe, the other areas are not white and mostly not safe. clarence, set the scene for the way in which you got this very
intensely segregated city and the diffusion that the city can be experiencing high crime rates, but it's so concentrated in some neighborhoods and not in others. >> that's very true. thank you for having me on. i've been blessed to be able to see chicago come out of the last days of the old industrial age and into the new age we're in now. and i've seen the city desegregate by race but resegregated by class. what that's meant, i came along back in the '70s, i remember on the police beat, it was pretty standard. if i covered a homicide, somewhere in a low income, nonwhite neighborhood. the immediate response from the city desk would be cheap it out. which meant, two or three inches worth of copy that may or may not get into the newspaper. today we're in the internet age
every monday morning, we look on the tribune's front web page, you'll see a report of the latest roundup of homicides, what this has meant is, in recent years, emory university did a study a couple years ago that found in recent years, the homicide rate has gone down in the city overall, but in the areas where people are concentrated, used to live in the public housing developments? they were demolished under the second mayor daley and president bush, that was a good reform, the but the consequences were concentration of low income people displaced into these neighborhoods. you can have a wonderful festival going on downtown at grant park and a blood bath
going on in englewood or the northwest side. >> on the northwest side and south side, parts that have been poorer. >> that's right. >> you have a situation with a lot of mistrust with the police. chicago's had a low homicide clearance rate for years, largely due to the fact that people don't talk to the cops. >> that's the complaint a lack of cooperation, when you look at what the history has been on the streets. police community relations has not always been great. there was a mark ed improvement in the '90s. but still, your average witness to a crime on the one side they have the police who in their district may or may not have good relations with the populous. and on the side, gangbangers who say, if you say a word, you're
going to get offed. that's the kind of pressure people are under, there's is a big job that has to be done in improving community relations. >> the chicago police department's statistics are true, and the stats are not true. there is a huge gap between perception of crime in the city, and the perception of the mayor, rahm emmanuel, the perception and what the department and mayor are saying about the state of the city. that goes past crime. i was struck by how angry folks are frankly on the south and west side of chicago at this mayor. >> there's a lot of anger, and it's -- the homicide rate began to surge right after mayor emmanuel cut about 1400 positions in the police department as part of a citywide budget reduction. it was necessary. the city's essentially broke, and the state is the most in doubt out of the 50.
so you've got a lot of cost-cutting going on, at the same time, you had this massive influx of low income people from the public housing developments into the new neighborhoods and the crime began to surge. and you had a lot of anger in the police department over the job cut backs. the fop was quite upset about that. that colors everybody's perceptions. i've had police officers calling me to talk about how the statistics have been monkeyed with, and that's the sort of thing that's not good overall for the kind of law enforcement or public perceptions that crime is improving. >> it's a difficult city to be a mayor of. having lived there as a city, it's a city i loved. >> there's no candidate rising up right now who poses a challenge to rahm emmanuel. >> we're going to see that race
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guy's engaged in a criminal conspiracy? he cannot. it's not what the founders envision envisioned. in the case of reilly versus california, david riley was pulled over in san diego in 2009, police found loaded guns in his car and they searched his smart phone. using information on it, led to a conviction of attempted murder. no warrant was necessary to search that phone. this and another case involving a flip phone and its call log came before the supreme court. before i tell you how the supreme court ruled today, only a few months ago, the court said, you could be constitution ali strip searched for any arrest. and yet today the supreme court in a 9-0 unanimous decision said, no, no, police may not search your phone during an arrest unless they get a warrant. the courts opinion, authored by
chief justice john roberts said that today's phones aren't just phones, they could just as easily be called cameras, rolodexes, tape recorders, diaries, newspapers. he left out fax machines. therefore, a cell phone search would typically expose to the government far more than the most exhaustive search of a house. a search of a house typically requires a search warrant. so the search of a phone should also require a search warrant. of course, the court also noted how easy it is for police to get a war an these days. sometimes all they have to do is e-mail a judge. the court said no warrant is necessary when there's an immediate threat of danger. still, this was a big good moment for the court today. a victory for privacy, and the big victory for common sense. and the biggest and most controversial case of this entire term, the one we've been covering and waiting for, the case over weather corporations have actual first amendment
religious protections, that case, the decision is going to be released any day now. that is all in for this evening. the rachel maddow show starts right now, good evening, rachel. >> good evening, chris, thanks my friend. thank you at home for joining us this hour. in the year 1560, what other show starts that way? in the year 1560 in scotland, the parliament decided that scott land needed a new relig n religion, they needed their own religion, a specifically scottish version of christianity. the parliament of scotland picked six guys who they tasked with the job of writing basically a declaration of scottish religious independence. writing the tenets for the new church. the guys they assigned to do it were john knox, john winram, john